"My father built this house about eighty years back. He was very imaginative and fond of guests, so he also put up guest bedrooms and guest bathrooms such, and it was a hill station. Now of course, because of crowdedness - very cold and a hill station - so people used to come, his friends used to come from Nagpur, so he had made arrangements for them; there were no hotels or anything - so they used to have them. And the people of this place are extremely hospitable, very hospitable. So it was his idea that he should have a house here where his guests would be. His brother had a big house but it was joint and he couldn't receive his guests, so he thought it's better to build a house here, and behind was a huge big compound bigger than this, which I have seen. I was only four years of age when we went away from here, but I remember each and everything about this house, and everything about Chhindwara."
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Talk at Chhindwara, 18/12/93
Chhindwara is in Madhya Pradesh, India.